NEW BRUNSWICK (Lawson Media & Publishing) -- Foodniche Inc., The organizers of the Food, Health and Technology Summit, announced that food industry executive Tom Mastrobuoni will be presenting a speech at the food and technology focused event taking place at Rutgers University this month. He is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Tyson New Ventures, the corporate venture capital wing of Tyson Foods, popular for their frozen foods sold at grocery stores nationwide.
Mastrobuoni has nearly 15 years of experience in what is known in business as alternative asset management. He will discuss ways in which Tyson could bring healthy dinners to homes across the U.S. as well as the strategic priorities of Tyson Ventures investments.
Mastrobuoni joined a list of other speakers who are presenting at the Summit as well. The event is scheduled for October 27 at Rutgers University. Foodniche, operator of the innovative social-meets-food/nutrition platform foodniche.me, plans to unite educators, innovators, experts of industry and even entrepreneurs in the food or foodtech space for two specific purposes at the event:
- Showcase different Food and FoodTech products that are shaping the world today.
- Discuss different efforts to tackle obesity and related health challenges
The event keynote address is provided by Dr. Sue Shapses. Shapses is a notable expert in the field of nutrition. She is Professor of Nutrition and Director of NJ Obesity Group. Her talk will involve obesity and strategies to conquer it and other health issues to live better lives.
A panel discussion will consist of the following panelists:
Victor Penev, MBA. CEO at Edaman, Jennifer Goggin Director of Retail, Crave Food Systems, Dr Virginia Quick, Interim director of the Didatic Program in Dietetics, Rutgers University and Cindy Kasindorf, CEO Remedy Organics.
Register for the event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/food-health-and-technology-summit-tickets-37399607232.
Update: Louis Cooperhouse, Director of Rutgers Food Innovation Center Added to Notable Guest ListLou Cooperhouse has over 30 years of extensive business and technology expertise in the food industry, and is a recognized global authority in business innovation and incubation. He has led cross-functional teams in a wide array of entrepreneurial settings including: new business startups, mid-sized and family-run companies, multinational corporations, foodservice and retail operations, university entrepreneurship centers, and industry trade associations.
Lou is a Founder and the Director of the Rutgers Food Innovation Center (FIC), a world-class business incubation and economic development accelerator program, which provides expertise to the food industry of New Jersey and the surrounding region. Lou also serves as President of the New Jersey Business Incubation Network (NJBIN), and oversees the strategy for the business incubators, accelerators, and co-working spaces that exist throughout New Jersey. In addition, Lou is on the Board of Directors and is Past-President of the New Jersey Food Processors Association, and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Produce Processing Magazine. Previously, Lou served on the Boards of the National Business Incubation Association, Refrigerated Foods Association, United Fresh Produce Association, Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, and the Future Farmers of America – New Jersey Region.